Assessment and treatment of muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach

Assessment and treatment of muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach

by Phillip Page, Clare Frank, Robert Lardner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0736074007

ISBN-13: 9780736074001

Pub. Date: 12/28/2009

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Overview

Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach blends postural techniques, neurology, capabilities in order to alleviate chronic musculoskeletal pain and promote greater functionality.

Developed by Vladimir Janda, respected neurologist and physiotherapist, the Janda approach presents a unique perspective to rehabilitation. In

Overview

Overview

Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach blends postural techniques, neurology, capabilities in order to alleviate chronic musculoskeletal pain and promote greater functionality.

Developed by Vladimir Janda, respected neurologist and physiotherapist, the Janda approach presents a unique perspective to rehabilitation. In contrast to a more traditional structural view, the Janda approach is functional, emphasising the importance of the sensorimotor system in controlling movement and chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes from sports and general activities. This is the only text to offer practical, evidence-based application of Janda's theories.

Filled with illustrations, photos and step-by-step Instructions, the book uses a systematic approach in presenting information that can be used in tandem with other clinical techniques. This resource for practitioners features a rationale for rehabilitation of the musculoskeletal system based on the relationship between the central nervous system and the motor system.

Through this book, it provides an evidence-based explanation of muscle imbalance. The step-by-step Janda system of evaluation is explained including analysis of posture, balance and gait; evaluation of movement patterns; testing of muscle length; and assessment of the soft tissue.

The text explores treatment options for muscle imbalance through facilitation and inhibition techniques and sensorimotor training to restore neuromucular function. It also includes four case studies examining musculoskeletal conditions and showing how the Janda approach compares with other treatments. This text combines theory, evidence and applications to assist clinicians in implementing the Janda approach into their practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736074001
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2009
Pages:
297
Sales rank:
303,120
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Structural and Functional Approaches to Muscle Imbalance

Chapter 2 The Sensorimotor System

Chapter 3 Chain Reactions

Chapter 5 Posture, Balance, and Gait Analysis

Chapter 6 Evaluation of Movement Patterns

Chapter 7 Muscle Length Testing

Chapter 8 Soft-Tissue Assessment

Chapter 9 Normalization of Peripheral Structures

Chapter 10 Restoration of Muscle Balance

Chapter 11 Sensorimotor Training

Chapter 12 Cervical Pain Syndromes

Chapter 15 Lower-Extremity Pain Syndromes

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